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Deputy Director of Research, Information & Cyber Sciences Directorate

Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)

Atlanta, GA
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Title: Deputy Director of Research, Information & Cyber Sciences Directorate
JobID: 1447
Location: Atlanta, GA
Description: DDR, Information & Cyber Sciences Directorate

The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), a $400M applied research unit of the Georgia Institute of Technology, is seeking a highly-qualified individual for the position of Deputy Director of Research (DDR) for the Information & Cyber Sciences Directorate (ICSD).  ICSD is a $120M, 500 –person research unit focusing on cyber technology, command and control, mission assurance, and information systems.  This position is part of the GTRI executive team and reports to the Director of GTRI.

We are seeking an individual who is highly qualified and highly motivated to provide leadership for two research laboratories; the Information & Communications Laboratory (ICL) and the Cybersecurity, Information Protection, and Hardware Evaluation Research Laboratory (CIPHER).  The ideal candidate will possess a PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent technical field and have 15 or more years of relevant experience in leading a large DoD focused, diverse engineering research organization.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Setting strategic direction, aligned with overall GTRI strategy, for ICL and CIPHER;
  • Working with the lab directors in the generation of strategic plans;
  • Monitor progress of activities and budgets across external and internal projects;
  • Working with lab directors and other technical staff to secure project funding aligned with the strategic plans;
  • Coordinate and participate in proposal submission as necessary;
  • Identify innovative research areas and solutions as needed to further GTRI research;
  • Assure compliance of activities within ICL and CIPHER;
  • As part of the executive team, work with other DDRs to reach strategic and financial goals;
  • Work with support operations in establishing budgets, prioritizing investments, determining space needs for expansion, etc.;
  • Establish relationships and work across campus with tenure track faculty in pursuit of research solutions;
  • Responsible for lab and directorate operating budgets on the order of $10M per year;
  • Participate in planning, financial, operational and professional development meetings and events and part of the executive team;
  • Be active in outside organizations and events to promote and represent GTRI research;
  • Participate in and lead, as required, internal process improvement activities;
  • Remove obstacles and provide budget resources to lab directors as required.
  • Potentially serve as co-director of the Georgia Tech Institute for Information Security & Privacy


  • Masters or PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent technical field PhD highly preferred;
  • 15 or more years relevant experience in leading large, diverse engineering research organizations;
  • Proven track record of leading highly technical organizations with a broad range of experience working with the Federal Government, preferably the DoD;
  • Strong technical background and leadership experience in several of the following key areas: cyber security and information protection; software, hardware and embedded systems vulnerability and protection; communications systems and technology; military communications systems; military C2, planning, and decision support systems; data analytics and informatics; trust systems and secure computing.
  • Candidate must be a US citizen capable of maintaining a TS/SCI security clearance, active clearance is highly preferred.

Located in Atlanta, Georgia, the Georgia Institute of Technology is a leading research university committed to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology.

Ranked as the #7 best public university, Georgia Tech provides a focused, technologically based education to more than 21,500 undergraduate and graduate students.

Georgia Tech has many nationally recognized programs, all top-ranked by peers and publications alike, and is ranked in the nation’s top 10 public universities by U.S. News and World Report.

Degrees are offered through the colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Sciences, the Scheller College of Business, and the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.

The strong academic work ethic at Tech is balanced by a collegiate atmosphere incorporating both intercollegiate and intramural sports, campus traditions, and some 400 student organizations.

Alongside their academic achievements, Tech students are also active in the community, earning a well-rounded education through community service activities.

As a leading technological university, Georgia Tech has more than 100 centers focused on interdisciplinary research that consistently contribute vital research and innovation to American government, industry, and business.

There is no doubt that Georgia Tech stands out as a distinctively different kind of university, one that is eagerly encouraging and developing the revolutionary technologies of the 21st century.

Equipped with the extremely rich resources of an outstanding student body and faculty; strong partnerships with business, industry, and government; and support from alumni and friends, Georgia Tech is designing a future of global preeminence, leadership, and service.